A Man Called Tiger hits Blu-ray in August

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Jimmy Wang Yu was one of the biggest action stars in Hong Kong in the late ’60s and ’70s. The star of One-Armed Swordsman and Chinese Boxer dominated the box office for the Shaw Brothers. He joined up with Golden Harvest to be one of their early stars with Bruce Lee and Angela Mao. Jimmy Wang Yu’s One-Armed Boxer became a massive hit. Bruce Lee decided to direct his own film with Way of the Dragon. Supposedly Golden Harvest teamed up Jimmy with director Lo Wei who was behind Big Boss and Fist of Fury to make the film that was intended to be Bruce Lee’s third film. A Man Called Tiger has Jimmy go to Japan to deal with the Yakuza members that killed his father. The Blu-ray arrives in August. Here’s the press release from Eureka! Entertainment:




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Eureka Entertainment announces the August 27 release of A Man Called Tiger, the martial arts extravaganza directed by Lo Wei and starring Jimmy Wang Yu.

Presented on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration, the first print run of 2000 copies only (in each territory) will exclusively feature a limited edition O-card slipcase, reversible poster, and a collector’s booklet. 

Starring Jimmy Wang Yu (The One-Armed Swordsman) and directed by Lo Wei, the man behind the smash-hit Bruce Lee vehicles The Big Boss and Fist of FuryA Man Called Tiger is a martial arts extravaganza released at the height of an international kung fu craze. 

Chin Fu (Wang Yu) is a formidable martial artist who suspects his father’s apparent suicide was actually a cold-blooded murder. His desire for answers – and revenge – leads him to Japan, where he becomes entangled with the yakuza. With the aid of his fellow countryman Liu Han-ming (James TienHand of Death) and a nightclub hostess (Maria YiFist of Fury), Chin Fu sets out to infiltrate Tokyo’s underworld, expose a criminal conspiracy, and uncover his father’s true fate by any means necessary. 

Long rumored to have been planned as the third collaboration between Lo Wei and Bruce Lee before Lee made his directorial debut with The Way of the DragonA Man Called Tiger instead became a vehicle for another martial arts superstar in Jimmy Wang Yu. Eureka Classics is proud to present the film for the first ever on Blu-ray from a brand new 2K restoration. 


Limited edition O-card slipcase featuring new artwork by Darren Wheeling [First print run of 2000 copies only]; Limited edition reversible poster featuring original poster artwork [First print run of 2000 copies only]; 1080p HD presentation on Blu-ray of the original Hong Kong theatrical cut from a brand new 2K restoration (79 mins); 1080p HD presentation of the rarely seen extended export version from a brand new 2K restoration (112 minutes); Original Mandarin and classic English dub audio options (original mono presentations); Optional English subtitles, newly translated for this release; Brand new audio commentary by East Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) and martial artist / filmmaker Michael Worth; Brand new audio commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema; Reversible sleeve featuring original poster artwork; Trailer; PLUS: A limited edition collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by writer and critic James Oliver [First print run of 2000 copies only].

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